Etchings in the Emptiness

from A Parting Gift by Spires

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“Why have you journeyed here?
Did you dream to measure yourself against the universe?
For every hopeful footstep you have laid upon me
I have stamped a thousand upon you”

For every path I’ve cleared, you quickly overran with thorns
And so I lay my broken body upon your spiteful bed
Yet through this haze of death, still your freezing moonlight glimmers
Tantalising shades of meaning never found…oh well

“Oh in one final act of altruism
You too shall nourish my carrion
Just like the bones of lowly creatures that share your grave
You all share me as your tombstone
For in my eyes you are one”

Though I would raise a silken mausoleum
To repel your intrusion
It would seem the spider and the king must share their biology

“Why do you assign this intent unto me
With such anthropomorphic abandon
If an intimate voice can be heard on the wind
Is it just the stirring of internal echoes…
For we are one”

So this is everything
But when everything is nothing
Does this senseless lack of purpose
Erase the consequence of change

The sun cannot feel warmth towards the water
Yet still gold ripples mirror my lost sentiments
The glacier has no passion for the valley
But lo, these wondrous carvings shape my soul

For a raindrop without meaning may drown a thousand wrathful gods

So in the absence of a path
Embrace the liberty to forge your own arterial lines
And if the worldly peaks are shrouded in your Delphic dreams
Then scale the mountain in your blood

So in the presence of the gods
Would I have sought such treasure, buried in vast oceans of despair
And though my journey may be meaningless,
This odyssey became my final act of worth
As it dragged me to myself

As I commit my body to the ground
I lament; this journey could be made without such sacrifice
But were I to reclaim another lifetime
Would I recognise my shadow?
Would I recognise my bones?


from A Parting Gift, released September 28, 2018


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Spires Manchester, UK

Spires are a four piece Progressive Metal band, based in Manchester, UK. Formed in 2008, the band quickly garnered attention with their 2010 debut 'Spiral of Ascension', and equally lauded follow up 'The Whisperer'. Accompanied by extensive touring throughout UK and Europe, Spires amassed an army of loyal supporters

In September 2018 they released their epic third album 'A Parting Gift'.
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